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Meena Balakrishnan

Owner, Downer's Grove Orthodontics

Dr. Meena Balakrishnan graduated top of her class from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, completed her orthodontic residency, and earned her master’s in oral sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In recognition of her orthodontic expertise, she has won several awards throughout her career.


She received Gold Medals for 1st rank in Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, Periodontology, and Prosthodontics from Bangalore University. She was awarded Master Carver of the Clinic and Research Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and received the merit award for Periodontology in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

grin and wear it

Grin and Wear It

The In-Depth Guide to Your Child's Orthodontic Care

Getting braces has historically been frightening for some, especially those who are younger and still in school. But if the problems aren’t taken care of, they can only get worse. Due to technological advancements and breakthrough techniques, getting braces isn’t just a pleasant experience, but one that will change a…

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